mulch for lawns - Knowledgebase Question

Fallbrook, Ca
Question by kprothert
June 26, 2010
would pine needles work as an appropriate mulch on my newly seeded lawn?


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Answer from NGA
June 26, 2010

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Instead of pine needles, which will break down slowly and might acidify the soil too much, how about using a thin layer of compost or shredded straw? While the straw will take some time to break down, it's relatively inert and won't change the soil's pH. Best wishes with your new lawn.

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